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Aleksandar Raković (Belgrade, Serbia, 1972) received BA, MA and PhD degrees in history at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade.
He defended his magister's thesis Yugoslav Public and the Irish Revolution 1916-1923 on July 10, 2007 at the Department of History (History of Yugoslavia). On January 18, 2011 he defended his doctoral dissertation Rock and Roll in Yugoslavia 1956-1968. A Challenge to a Socialist Society , also at the Department of History (History of Yugoslavia).
He is a Principal Research Fellow at the Institute for Recent History of Serbia in Belgrade.
He teaches at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia on courses Diplomatic History of Serbia and Basics of the Political System of Serbia.
HE IS THE AUTHOR OF ELEVEN BOOKS:
1. Yugoslavs and the Irish Revolution 1916-1923 (Belgrade: Službeni glasnik - Official Gazette, 2009) [in Serbian].
2. The University and Serbian Theology: The Historical and Educational Context of the Establishment of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade (Belgrade: Faculty of Orthodox Theology, 2010; second edition, 2014) (with Bogoljub Šijaković) [in Serbian].
3. Rock and Roll in Yugoslavia 1956-1968. A Challenge to a Socialist Society (Belgrade: Arhipelag, 2011) [in Serbian].
4. Yugoslavia - Indonesia 1945-1967: research and documentation (Belgrade: Archives of Yugoslavia, 2014) (auth & ed with Ljubodrag Dimić and Miladin Milošević) [in Serbian].
5. The University and Serbian Theology: The Historical and Educational Context of the Establishment of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade (Los Angeles: Sebastian Press, 2014) (with Bogoljub Šijaković) [in English].
6. Serbs and Religious Interventionism 1991-2015: Political Aspects of Religious Challenges to the Serbian State and Church After the Breakup of Yugoslavia (Belgrade: Hrišćanski kulturni centar - Christian Cultural Center, 2015) [in Serbian].
7. Yugoslavia – Indonesia 1945-1967: research and documentation (Belgrade-Jakarta: Archives of Yugoslavia, National Archives of Indonesia, 2015, auth & ed with Ljubodrag Dimić and Miladin Milošević)
8. History, Religion, Politics (Belgrade: Otačnik, Pravoslavlje, Bernar, 2016) [in Serbian].
9. Montenegrin Separatism (Belgrade: Catena mundi, 2019) [in Serbian].
10. Yugoslavia and the Naturist Culture (Belgrade: Catena mundi, 2020) [in Serbian].
11. Serbdom and Orthodoxy. History, Religion, Politics II (Belgrade: Institute of European Studies, 2022) [in Serbian].
The 10th International Herceg Novi Book Fair in Montenegro (2012) awarded Rock and Roll in Yugoslavia 1956-1968 with Book of the Year Award.
He is elected Friend of the President of the Republic of Indonesia for 2013.
The National Archives of Indonesia awarded him in 2015 for "outstanding contribution at the commitment of protection, preservation, research and publication of diplomatic relation archives" published in the books Yugoslavia - Indonesia 1945-1967 , in Serbian and English languages.
On 9th of July 2021 he was awarded by Tesla Global Forum with White Dove Award in Matica srpska in Novi Sad for major contribution to Serbian culture.
He is the editor of six books of proceedings and thematic issues of journals:
1. Law, Religion, Culture (Belgrade: Faculty of Orthodox Theology, Faculty of Law, Ministry of Religion and Diaspora, 2012) (with Vladimir Đurić)
2. The Role of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the Preservation of Identity of Diaspora (Belgrade: Serbian Unity Congress, Ministry of Religion and Diaspora, Studenica Foundation, 2012) (with Slavka Drašković).
3. Turkey, Regional Power? (Belgrade: Institute of European Studies, 2013) (with Miša Đurković).
4. Kultura: Journal for Theory and Sociology of Culture and Cultural Policy, Theme „Yugoslavia and Culture: Cultural Policy, Changes, Phenomena“, No. 161 (Belgrade: The Center for Studies in Cultural Development, 2018) (with Tatomir Toroman).
5. Gradac: Journal for Literature, Arts and Culture, double issue The Copts, No. 206-207 (Čačak: Cultural Center Čačak, Gradac Art Society, 2018).
6. Interfaith Dialogue Serbia–Indonesia (Belgrade: Adiministration for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia, 2019) (with Jovana Raković).
Bibliography in English and Serbian, with works available for download, is on ORCID.
He published four popular editions:
- He is the founder and editor of the Serb Land of Montenegro website (www.njegos.org) opened in 1998.
- He is the editor of the Project Rastko Cetinje (www.rastko.rs/rastko-cg), e-library of the Serb culture of Montenegro opened in 2000.
- He edited the brochure Historical Self-Consciousness of Montenegrins (Nikšić: Orthodox Youth Brotherhood of Saint Vasilije of Ostrog and Tvrdoš, 2001) [in Serbian].
- He edited the brochure Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral: Pillar and Stronghold of Orthodoxy (Nikšić: Orthodox Youth Brotherhood of Saint Vasilije of Ostrog and Tvrdoš, 2001) [in Serbian].
Brochures are published unsigned and identity of editor is herewidth confirmed.